15 November 2010 Coloring on transparent resin materials using waveguide CO2 laser and thermal analysis on processing surface with thermography
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Proceedings Volume 7751, XVIII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; 77511U (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880928
Event: 18th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Lasers, 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract
The conventional industrial method for creating color transparent resin materials uses immersion of resin in heated dye diluted with water for a constant time. However, this method is not very efficient. Therefore, we developed a coloring method that uses a waveguide CO2 laser for the effective coloring of transparent resin materials. Although it is possible to color with our new method, thermal deformation in the colored parts of the material was observed. Therefore, we have examined the optimum conditions required for using laser irradiation to color resins without thermal deformation artifacts. We performed thermal analysis on the resin surface during the laser irradiation process by thermography. In this paper, we describe the construction of a coloring system that uses a waveguide CO2 laser which does not result in thermal deformation artifacts. We then employ this new system for a fundamental coloration experiment.
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Mitsuo Kaneko, Mitsuo Kaneko, Yoshio Ishii, Yoshio Ishii, } "Coloring on transparent resin materials using waveguide CO2 laser and thermal analysis on processing surface with thermography", Proc. SPIE 7751, XVIII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 77511U (15 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.880928; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880928
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